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Full Scale Ship Performance Conference

29-30 January 2020, London, UK


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With today’s emphasis on hydrodynamic and powering efficiency, and the reduction of emissions and the economic drivers associated with optimum dry-docking intervals, the need for reliable and accurate full-scale measurements of vessel behaviour has seldom been greater.

The development of on-board measurement packages in recent years means it is now possible to measure many on-board parameters either during a formal trial or over a whole voyage.

There are increasing economic and environmental incentives for ship owners and operators to develop tools to optimise operational decisions, particularly with the aim of reducing fuel consumption and/or maximising profit. Examples include real time operational optimisation, maintenance triggers and evaluating technological interventions. Performance monitoring is also relevant to fault analysis, charter party analysis, vessel benchmarking and to better inform policy decisions.


This conference aims to bring together international specialists and professionals including designers, ship operators, seafarers, equipment manufacturers and regulators to explore these technologies and their application to the maritime industry, including areas such as:

  • Case studies of actual full scale measurements
  • Analysis of full scale measurements
  • Performance modelling
  • Calibration of performance models
  • Accurate measurement of shaft power and speed through water
  • Monitoring and correcting for environmental conditions
  • Measurement technology and sensors
  • Accuracy/noise and errors bands

Submit  Abstract or Register Interest

Click here to register your interest in the International Conference on Full Scale Performance 2020 and receive updates as they become available.

Click here to download the Call for Papers

If you wish to submit an abstract, please send a paper title, brief summary (no more than 250 words) of what the proposed paper would be about and your contact details via the link above, by email directly to  or fax to +44(0) 20 7259 5912. The deadline fo submission for abstracts is 30th September 2019.

8-9 Northumberland StreetConference Venue

The Full Scale Ship Performance conference will be held at the Institution's Headquarters.

Delegates may take advantage of the Institution's membership to stay at Club Quarters, less than one minute's walk from Headquarters 

Click for details of Headquarters and Club Quarters .

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Attendance at the RINA conferences and courses qualifies as Continuing Professional Development. Delegates to the conference will receive a CPD Certificate



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